Residents of Drumchapel are in for a festive treat this weekend as the community gets set for its Christmas light switch-on.

The area's community council is putting on the event at Drumchapel Park from 4pm on Saturday, December 2.

This year's turn-on will also coincide with Drumchapel's 70th birthday and comes as it has been announced the town centre will be getting a £15 million revamp.

Drumchapel Community Council chair Andy Lynch believes there is plenty to celebrate amongst locals this year and is hoping for a good turnout.

He told the Clydebank Post: "It felt like Christmas had come early with the fabulous news about the £15 million investment and as a community, we look forward to a brighter future.

"Therefore the switch on this Saturday has a real feel-good factor with Santa providing some goodies and carol singing as well as original Christmas songs so come along and enjoy."

A plan, titled Regenerating Drumchapel Town Centre, will breathe new life into the local high street by improving community facilities, building new housing and better walking and cycling routes which can connect the local shops to new dedicated greenspaces. 

The investment forms part of the government's Levelling Up Fund, which will see over £122 million being put into improving towns and cities across the whole of Scotland.